Senior Fellow in Political Science and Human Rights
Stephen Baskerville is Associate Professor of Government at Patrick Henry College and Research Fellow at the Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society and at the Independent Institute. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and has taught political science and international affairs at Howard University (1987-1992 and 1997-2005) and Palacky University in the Czech Republic (1992-1997). He writes on political theory with an emphasis on religion, most notably in Not Peace But a Sword: The Political Theology of the English Revolution (Routledge, 1993), and on the politics of the family, as in Taken Into Custody: The War against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family (Cumberland House, October 2007). He has served as president of the American Coalition for Fathers and Children (2005-2007), is currently a Fulbright scholar at the Russian State University for the Humanities, and serves as managing editor for the International Journal for Religious Freedom.
Baskerville is widely recognized as "the leading authority" (in the words of columnist Paul Craig Roberts) on the politics of divorce, custody, and family courts. His writings on family and fatherhood issues have appeared in leading national and international publications, both popular and scholarly: the Washington Post, Washington Times, Independent Review, Salisbury Review, Society, The American Conservative, Chronicles, Taki’s Magazine, Political Science and Politics, Touchstone, Human Events, Women's Quarterly, Catholic World Report, Crisis, Insight, World Net Daily, Whistleblower, The Family in America, Family Policy Review, American Spectator, The Spectator, The American Enterprise, National Review, Liberty, the Sunday Independent, LewRockwell.com, The New Presence, MovieGuide.com, and others. His work has also been published by major public policy “think tanks,” including the National Center for Policy Analysis, Institute for Policy Innovation, Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society, and the Heartland Institute.
He has appeared on national radio and television programs, including The O’Reilly Factor, Hardball with Chris Matthews, The Dennis Prager Show, The Michael Medved Show, CNN, Court TV with Fred Graham and Katherine Crier, Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg, Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg, Janet Parshall’s America, the Albert Mohler Radio Program, and others.
He has been featured in profiles and write-ups in Human Events, Reason magazine, the Gannett newspapers, Enter Stage Right, News with Views, Men’s News Daily, Fathering Magazine, the Washington Times, Townhall.com, the Ottawa Citizen, the Royal Gazette (Bermuda), El Visitante (Puerto Rico), and elsewhere.
He is an advisor to the Men’s Health Network and serves on the board of affiliates of Gendercide Watch, a human rights organization that monitors gender-specific atrocities. He is a contributing editor to the journal, In Search of Fatherhood.
Many of his articles on family issues are available at: www.stephenbaskerville.net.